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Welcome Waterloo co-op students!

Explore careers, gain experience and earn money through North America's largest co-op program.

Our students are some of the best and brightest, and our employers know it! One thing is for sure: co-op at Waterloo exists because of YOU and your talent.

Now that you're here, we're committed to helping you have the most positive co-op experience possible. Visit the sections below to help you on your way.

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  1. Mar. 23, 2022WE Accelerate students turn a hopeful outcome into a rousing reality
    University of Waterloo co-op students and WE Accelerate participants, Aseel Osman and Shaili Kadakia

    By: Matthew King (he/him)

    It can be challenging enough to be a first work term student looking for a co-op job without adding a global pandemic to the equation. Yet, in 2021, that is exactly what Aseel Osman (she/her) and many students like her faced.

  2. Mar. 21, 2022Six women recognized as 2021 University of Waterloo Co-op Students of the Year
    Collage of Waterloo's 2021 co-op student of the year award recipients with faculty colours in the background

    By: Namish Modi (he/him)

  3. Mar. 2, 2022Designing a business during a challenging situation
    University of Waterloo Enterprise Co-op (E Co-op) student, Madison Greenough.

    By: Namish Modi (he/him)

    After recovering from a concussion last year, Madison Greenough (she/her) took on a new challenge.

    The concussion, which halted Greenough’s Winter 2021 co-op term at British Columbia Investment (BCI) Management, started her journey into entrepreneurship.

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  1. May 19, 2022Do you have a busy boss? 4 tips to help you navigate this
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    Is your boss always busy? Don’t feel that you are getting enough face time with your supervisor? Now, this isn’t always the case when working a new job, but it does happen to some of us and it can be tough! Luckily, there are ways that can help you gain more confidence and get needed support. Here are four things you can try out when faced with this kind of situation.

  2. May 12, 2022When a student helps students: working at WUSA
    University of Waterloo Health co-op student, Navya Manoj, sitting in a car and smiling.

    Navya Manoj (she/her), a second-year Health Studies student, shares what her experience has been like completing her first co-op with Waterloo Undergraduate Student Association (WUSA), and how her prior experience with the organization led her to the position she is in today!

  3. May 5, 2022Exploring different job avenues during co-op
    University of Waterloo Environment co-op student, Charlie Jou-ter Woort, sitting on grass and smiling.

    My name is Charlie Jou-ter Woort (they/them), and I am currently in-between my 3B and 4A term. I am an Environment, Resources, and Sustainability student in the co-op program. I chose the University of Waterloo specifically for the co-op program.

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